2nd Avenue Book Club sponsored by The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop

Sun Sep 18 2022 at 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop | Niwot

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop
Publisher/HostThe Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop
2nd Avenue Book Club sponsored by The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop
Join Ali at The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop to discuss the next book club pick, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford!
About this Event

Register here for the next 2nd Avenue Book Club meeting! The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop offers a 10% discount to all registered attendees on the purchase of the book club pick.

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy comes out on August 2, 2022. Registered attendees will be notified as soon as the books arrive to pick up in-store. See below for a description of the book!

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The New York Times bestselling author of the “mesmerizing and evocative” (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, 198 2nd Avenue, Niwot, United States


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